The Wake Up Call
by Diana Scothorn
When I was single, believing God for my forever mate, I had to continually remind myself that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son! That was proof enough for me that he loved me enough to provide me with my one and only soul mate!
There’s not one promise that will not cover our life, and there’s not one promise that God will not deliver to our life! However, we need to…
…be awake to receive it when it arrives! Ephesians 5:14 says, “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”
There is nothing the devil can do to stop us from having the life God has prepared for us; we only need to AWAKE and watch God perform the victory! We do not have to win the fight. However, we need to be AWAKE and stay in the fight! Good news, WE WIN; IT’S A FIXED FIGHT!
I read a quote that said, “Once You AWAKEN, you will have NO INTEREST in JUDGING those who STILL SLEEP.” When our dreams are shattered and life is interrupted with betrayal, sickness, or disappointment, it is easy to go through each day not anticipating anything worth staying awake!
I understand what it’s like to be in a season where you are numb to life. I can recall a time I was sleeping through life. Not literally, but it was as if I was in a bad dream and could not wake up!
The devil convinced me it would be better to exist in a state of slumber! God was calling my name, “DIANA ARISE” EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT.
I AM WITH YOU!!!!
I remind myself what it felt like then and have compassion for others still “sleeping” through life!
Sometimes it’s easier to sleep through the bad times and hope you wake up, and it’s all over!
Unfortunately, even in times of discomfort and pain, we have to FIGHT for what we BELIEVE!
We must understand our fight is with the devil, not against problems in our relationships and Circumstances! We need
The One we Love, but
For the One we Love!
How do we do that? Have a tussle with the devil! The devil is the source of all contention! Fight the one who is behind everything terrible. We do that by ACTIVATING GOD’S WORD! Our greatest weapon is God’s Word!
His Word is Alive and Active and Sharper than any two-edged sword! (Hebrews 4:12) I think when we are at the point of being caught in a “bad dream,” it is essential to know that God wants us to come to a STATE of AWARENESS!
God will take what the devil meant to destroy us to ACTIVATE our life again and bring it into the FULLNESS He died to give us! He reminds me often my life is BETTER THAN I SEE! God is continually working behind the scenes!!!
It’s hard to see the “good” when we allow ourselves to focus on the “bad.” Life never stops happening! I have good news! GOD NEVER STOPS EXISTING, His WORD NEVER QUITS WORKING, and HIS LOVE NEVER COMES TO AN END!!!
We may feel inadequate, but God said we are more than conquerors! (Romans 8:37) His Word is ALIVE and TRUE! There is no devil, not one, that can extinguish the plans and purposes God has for our life if we learn that although there will be battles, the BATTLE BELONGS to the LORD!
We only need to WAKE UP and watch the fight because when it’s all said and DONE, and the battle is over; We will realize we won!
Your life is worth fighting for! Life can sometimes feel bad, but God is always good! If you can be courageous enough to “stay awake” and watch the fight, it will be a fight worth watching!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.
Connect with Diana on Instagram and Facebook, where she has “Diana’s Daily Devotionals” encouraging and inspiring women to live daily in victory.